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As the originator and sponsor of the East Tennessee District competition, the East Tennessee Historical Society advises and mentors teachers and students through all phases of the competition, from school to nationals.  ETHS also is available to consult with teachers and schools on how to incorporate NHD into your curriculum. 

The annual East Tennessee District competition takes place in March of each year at the University of Tennessee and is co-sponsored by ETHS and the University of Tennessee History Department.

This year's competition was held on March 7, 2014.  We had 300 students participate this year!  View our...

"There's a place in the southern Appalachian Mountain foothills..."      Historic Sullivan has it all, everything from log cabins to art galleries, churches, coffee shops more!  One of it's best attractions is its mountain music heritage. See the latest article in the ...

Tennessee's Civil War history is rich and complex, with the staggering effects of total war felt in every part of the state.  The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is sponsoring a series of symposiums from 2010 to 2015.  This year's events will be Nov 13-14, 2015, in Franklin, TN.  All TCWSC events are FREE and open to the public! 

For complete event details and hotel information, visit the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial website...

By Adam H. Alfrey, curator and operations manager for the East Tennessee History Center

On view through October 13, 2013, the Museum of East Tennessee History’s feature exhibition, Of Sword and Pen, uses rare, original Civil War documents and artifacts to connect East Tennesseans to their past.

Small, leather-bound journals and loose-leaf letters lined alternately with words of fear and courage, questionings and beliefs.

Official documents forged by the hands of politicians and the will of their constituents, which forever change Tennessee’s course in history. 

A quick sketch...

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